UK: Following on from the expansion of its UK headquarters operations, Carrier Rental Systems (UK) has rolled-out a new national sales network.
Four new sales managers have been appointed to its regional network, which now provides full coverage across the UK and Ireland. CRS director Marc White is now responsible for seven regional sales managers, covering London, South East, South West, Midlands, North, Scotland and Ireland.
In addition, CRS has appointed a sector specialist to target opportunities to expand in cold storage, large hvacr projects and the food industry.
The moves follow the company’s announcement in September of an expansion of its fleet of chillers, mobile air conditioning units, air handling units (AHUs), boilers and packaged heating systems at its Thorpe, Surrey, headquarters.
The company also says it now plans to make further significant investments in new portable cooling equipment in time for summer 2015.
The changes are already delivering significant results. Recent contract wins include a major project for a 2MW chiller for use at a distillery, several hire contracts with pharmaceutical companies, and a new national facilities management account.
CRS has also been working closely with a national retailer on the supply of some 200 evaporative coolers over the summer. It reported that the plant most in demand over the past year has been temporary chillers for use in R22 phase-out projects.
“Given that the final ban on the use of reclaimed R22 for topping up plant becomes effective at the end of this year, this area is expected to remain an important driver for the business,” said Marc White.
Marc also confirmed that the company is working on plans for a series of “super depots”, with the aim of bringing together temperature control, power and pump equipment at single locations – to provide a one-stop solution to meet all customer requirements.
“Having a full range of equipment at strategically placed locations around the country will greatly streamline logistics, and enable us to respond very quickly to urgent enquiries,” he added.